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Who knew 3 little letters could bring so much happiness?

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We didn’t think it was possible for three TEENY TINY letters to make us SO happy. But they have.  It’s been a long time coming. And we can barely contain our excitement in sharing this with you now… Just a few weeks ago we got a letter from Mr Tax Man in the mail that we hope is going to be a game changer for us. Now usually letters from the ATO don’t lead a great deal of joy, happiness or spontaneous partying, but in this case did. In a BIG WAY. Remember this cute little GIF-filled blog we wrote about…

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How to Start Your Own Community Project, Business or Non-Profit

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Setting up a non-profit | No Comments

My stomach sank. It was another no. Another ‘no thanks’. Another ‘I appreciate the offer, but it’s not for me.’ Rejection. It’s gross. It’s uncomfortable – and when you’re trying to start anything, a business, a community project or a non-profit – it’s part of the journey. Starting One Girl meant that we were faced with an endless stream of rejections – if only I’d known at the beginning this was just one hurdle in the role of ‘starting something’, perhaps I wouldn’t have spent so much time not believing in myself or thinking that I’d messed up. And rejection…

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One Girl Gala : A Night To Dream

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Last Saturday night in an amazing warehouse space in Melbourne, something incredible happened. Something that took months of planning, design, preparation (and I’ll admit it – a little panic). We held our annual One Girl Gala – and it was a stunning, inspiring, ridiculously fun night. We set out to create a night filled with dreams, the most inspiring stories, and some sneaky surprises for our amazing community. And we did just that. We created a Night to Dream. When you’re young, the world is your oyster. You can be a ballerina, an astronaut, a cowboy if you want! But…

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One Girl's next chapter..

There’s a secret we’ve been keeping from you…but now we’re ready to spill our guts

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Girl's story, Uganda | No Comments

We’ve got an exciting announcement that we can’t wait to share with you! It’s big news. It’s a HUGE step forward for us as an organisation, and it’s been a long time coming. Can you guess what it is? Since One Girl began, we’ve been working in Sierra Leone, West Africa. It’s one of the worst places in the world to be born a girl. And we are so proud of the work we’ve been able to do there through your support. With 200 girls on scholarships, over 1200 women and girls accessing sanitary pads, two schools built, and over…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Strangers (or Friends) on the Internet and Start Believing in the Beauty of your Own Dreams

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Okay, I admit it. I am SO guilty of doing this. I was lying on my couch the other day (after watching back to back episodes of House – my new TV addiction), when I clicked across to my Facebook feed. I starting browsing through some images a friend has posted from a stunning resort in Bali. Her days are spent travelling the world and teaching people to become location independent entrepreneurs. I feel a twinge of envy in my gut. Another friend excitedly posts that they’d just scored a $200,000 a year job. My eye starts to twitch. 

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How many cents in the dollar actually go to helping the girls you work with?

By | Administration Costs, Amazing Supporters, Blog, Fundraising, Our amazing team, Setting up a non-profit | No Comments

So this is the second blog post in our #AskACharity series – and it’s a great question! And one that is often asked in a variety of different ways. How much money get’s spent on admin? Fundraising? Operations? How much of what you raise actually helps the girls? Our answer to these questions? All of it. EVERY cent of the dollar you donate goes towards helping the girls we work with – it’s just that some of it goes more directly to helping the girls than others. We know that many people get uncomfortable around admin / fundraising and operation…

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